Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language

by Gretchen McCulloch Author

Nouning a verb and verbing a noun are not new concepts, but they've become more popular in recent years. Why? Because internet.

Listen you may Want to dismiss the eccentricities of internet language as just a Fad™ but the reality is that they're here to stay. Learn about the differences in emphasis between italics, random capitalization and a trademark symbol (as well as u n n e c e s s a r y spacing) with this guide to the dialect that has arisen alongside social media - especial Tumblr. Because knowing an eggplant isn't actually an eggplant is just the tip of the iceberg.